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  • Water wells on the rise   Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 1:23 PM ET
    Water wells on the rise

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the big business of drilling for water.

  • Drought slows down fracking   Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 11:55 AM ET
    Drought slows down fracking

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at how the drought across the western part of the country is impacting the oil industry.

  • California drought could drain $8B, spike prices Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 9:59 AM ET
    A dog hangs around an abandoned farmhouse on February 6, 2014 near Bakersfield, California. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possible the worst in the past 500 years.

    California's drought may leave nearly a million acres of idle land this year because of a lack of water, a report said on Friday.

  • Saboteurs could black out entire US: Report Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 9:36 AM ET
    Cars are blurred as they pass by a darkened Flatiron Building in a section of Manhattan still in a blackout following Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in New York City.

    The federal study found that if saboteurs attacked just nine substations, the country's power network could collapse. The Wall Street Journal reports.

  • Fire breaks out in upper Manhattan, 2 dead   Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 1:18 PM ET
    Fire breaks out in upper Manhattan, 2 dead

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports a large explosion rocked East Harlem Wednesday, where a fire broke out seconds later.

  • Conn's down 44.5% in one month   Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 2:33 PM ET
    Conn's down 44.5% in one month

    Sandy Villere, Villere & Co. co-portfolio manager, discusses the impact of colder weather on Conn's business. "This is going to be a great opportunity when they get the credit problems under control," he says.

  • Port of New Orleans reopens   Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 1:46 PM ET
    Port of New Orleans reopens

    The Port of New Orleans is back in business after the coast guard reopened a portion of the Mississippi River. Gary LaGrange, Port of New Orleans CEO says the coast guard did an excellent job.

  • Suez CEO: I want to invest in in Italy   Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:41 AM ET
    Suez CEO: I want to invest in in Italy

    Jean-Louis Chaussade, CEO of Suez Environment, says he wants to step-up investment in countries like Italy rather than in northern Europe, "where all the investment has been done before".

  • Centrica customers quit in droves   Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Centrica customers quit in droves

    Liberum's Peter Atherton says U.K. energy companies could keep tariffs flat come next September, after Centrica reported that 360,000 of its customers quit in the fourth quarter due to price hikes.

  • US power plants ramp up production   Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 1:24 PM ET
    US power plants ramp up production

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports natural gas is rallying amid major snowstorms in the East Coast region. Power plants are also benefiting.

  • Bill Gates-backed energy firm declares bankruptcy Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    Optim Energy, an electric company owned by a Bill Gates investment fund, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after piling up losses in a depressed power market.

  • West Virginia water safe?   Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 1:19 PM ET
    West Virginia water safe?

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports why the water crisis in West Virginia is far from over.

  • Japan's nuclear re-start stalled by paperwork Sunday, 9 Feb 2014 | 9:45 AM ET
    A masked protester stands in front of the gates to the Hinkley Point nuclear power station

    Hundreds of technicians and engineers are camped out in Tokyo hotels trying to revive Japan's nuclear industry.

  • Protecting America's power grid   Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 1:18 PM ET
    Protecting America's power grid

    Frank Gaffney, President of Center for Security Policy, provides insight on the vulnerable American electric grid, and homeland security's role protecting them.

  • Video of sniper attack in California   Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 1:18 PM ET
    Video of sniper attack in California

    CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight on a sniper attack on a California power station.

  • Thousands in Pennsylvania without power   Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 10:20 AM ET
    Thousands in Pennsylvania without power

    More than 150,000 people in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, are spending the night in the cold and the dark after Wednesday's ice storm.

  • Matt Damon's quest for clean water awareness   Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 8:46 AM ET
    Matt Damon's quest for clean water awareness

    Actor Matt Damon, and Gary White, Water.org co-founder, discuss why they are talking to world leaders about the importance of providing safe drinking water for over 780 million people on the planet.

  • There's a reason behind those surging solar stocks Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 7:05 AM ET
    Since 2008, the price of solar panels has declined 75 percent.

    The solar sector is experiencing an unexpected revival, powering a rally in solar stocks.

  • Power play: Utilities want solar users to pay up Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 11:25 AM ET
    Since 2008, the price of solar panels has declined 75 percent.

    Utility companies' battle with solar users illustrates the distance the alternative energy source has traveled.

  • As winter takes hold, plunging temps test utilities Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 6:25 AM ET

    Several utility companies have recently announced increases in their retail electricity rate as they struggle to meet peak periods of demand.

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